Protospinax Woodward 1919 (elasmobranch)

Chondrichthyes - Euselachii - Protospinacidae

Full reference: A. S. Woodward. 1919. On two new elasmobranch fishes (Crossorhinus jurassicus, sp. nov. and Protospinax annectans, gen. et sp. nov.) from the Upper Jurassic lithographic stone of Bavaria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 13:231-235

Parent taxon: Protospinacidae according to D. Delsate and R. Felten 2015

See also Adnet et al. 2008, Delsate 2003, Jordan 1963, Kriwet 2003, Maisey 1976, Sepkoski 2002, Thies 1983, Underwood 2002, Underwood and Ward 2004 and Woodward 1919

Sister taxon: Breviacanthus

Subtaxa: Protospinax annectans Protospinax bilobatus Protospinax carvalhoi Protospinax lochensteinensis Protospinax magnus Protospinax muftius Protospinax planus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Germany (4), Luxembourg (7), Poland (4), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 21 collections including 27 occurrences

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